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in the david patraeus resignation. the sex scandal that led to the resignation of cia director patras. general john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to ca
the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching
this morning. former cia director petraeus giving testimony this morning at 8:30. >> today's testimony is not about the extramarital affair that cost him his job. lawmakers want to know what they can tell them about the deadly u.s. consulate attack in libya. as doug luzader reports now, they'll ask if his testimony matches other top officials'. >> reporter: this is all going to be behind closed doors ns about his personal life, today the questions are going to focus on the benghazi attack and specifically whether the petraeus version of events matches what we heard again and again from u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice in the aftermath. former cia director david petraeus has been here on capitol hill time and time again. but today before the senate and house intelligence committee is shrouded in secrecy. he may have a blow by blow attack on what happened in benghazi, libya, that led to the death of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> director petraeus went to the people, as i understood it, that were involved. so the oppo
into three parked cars and took off on foot. >> the cia sex scandal again, our top story this morning. there is a closed door hearing by the senate intelligence committee up on capitol hill today. >> the head of the committee says cia director david patraeus will not testify but could be called for future hearings. spotted the woman at the center of the scandal in dc yesterday. paula broadwell is staying at her brother's home. the other woman is claiming she has diplomatic immunity. called police to report a man on her property and saying she is an honorary council general. it's given for her role as an unpaid social planner. we will learn more about jill kelley coming up at 9:30 this morning. >> president obama is giving first full press conference in more than 8 months later this afternoon. and the patraeus resignation is expected to dominate the questions from reporters. other issues include the attack on the embassy in benghazi that led to the assassination. and the fiscal cliff if the white house and congress cannot agree. the economy will surely go back into recession. >> we'll
hard stuff. >> and he was scheduled to testify before congress this week about what the cia knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with the business community. following his re-election he wanted to build a consensus to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts. the kick in the fiscal congress budget does not do anything to stop him. >> president obama paying tribute at a veteran's day ceremony at arlington national ceremony. the wreath he laid
with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation and now in the hands of the inspector general. >> and shines a brighter spotlight into david patraeus. overnight fbi agents saefrped the home of the alleged mistress with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary penetta says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and for most. >> and as far as general allen is c
the new acting head of the cia would come and testify. that was unacceptable to the hill and eventually everybody thought that they better have general patraeus go to the hill and talk about not only the investigation that he did but also the time line of what really took place there. we've had some confusing stories that i think there are people on the hill and people in the country that would like to know what happened. we lost four people and there have been a whole variety of stories about just exactly what happened of how it happened and when it happened. general patraeus is the one who can provide clarity to that. i think his appearance was essential. and i'm glad he's doing it earlier rather than later. >> my last question and we'll move on. it seems that congress members and two former congress members yourself, seem to be upset the fbi was doing this whole investigation or knew what he knew. and they weren't told. can you fill me in on the role of congress as a sitting body. might there be hearings into all of these e-mails between the top general in afghanistan and general pat
this morning, former cia chief david petraeus is testifying on capitol hill right now. >> he is answering questions about the deadly consulate attack in libya, while questions still swirl around his affair with paula broadwell. sarah is back with more on today's testimony. hi, sarah. >> hi. petraeus is set to give testimony in two closed door hearings before the senate and house intelligence committee. but general petraeus is not talking about the sex scandal. he is attending classified hearings today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that led to the deaths of the american ambassador to libya and three others. lawmakers say he might can give more details about what happened because petraeus was on a fact finding mission to libya a few weeks ago. tensions remain high with republicans blaming the president and democrats warning republicans not to jump to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11th. >> what is clear is this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinfo
as secretary of state. >> also former cia director david patraeus will testify at a closed door hearing on the libra attack tomorrow. there will be no cameras allowed. only about libya and not about the sex scandal involving paula b he expects the patraeus resignation will also be addressed during the libya hearings when they happen. >>> we have learned the army has suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is a former army intelligence officer and we can tell you that fbi special agent frederick finds himself. he took the case to the republicans when he thought it was being stalled for political reasons. his claim is unjustified. played a key roll in stopping a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up lax back in 2000. >>> there is speculation that susan rice could be nominated to become the next secretary of state. republican leaders are vowing to block that nomination. >> all right. wisdom martin. thank you. >> in the meantime more deadly violence in the mid east. militants hit back and killed three israelis today. the deaths of the first in israel since it launched an operatio
of the center voluntarily removed its products. >>> reports the cia told agents to stand down. intelligence is saying the cia went to the consulate 25 minutes after they got the first call. >>> hundreds. snow plows will be driving the streets of d.c. today. it's part of a test to see if the plows are ready for winter. 700 plow drivers and more than 1,000 members of the city snow team will take part in the dry run training event. so don't be alarmed when you see them all going down the street. >> it is getting to be that time. >> yeah. >> yeah, it is. i don't know about you, i'm starting to feel like it's going to be fairly active winter. >>> after this past week. >> right. >> yeah. >> remember, though -- >> last year, we forgot what storms were like. we got nothing. >> except that thing in october and all over. >> oh, right. >> yeah. we'll see. >> all right. let's take a look. beautiful start to your day. >> gorgeous. >> next week at this time our sun will be rising an hour earlier. >> that's right. >> setting the clocks back. >> works for us, right? >> on this end it's great. >> partly sun
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